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Ok , i personaly prefer Mod bikes because im short lol , although some stocks have really nice paintjobs , i really like zoo's

Mods seem easier to controll for me , although you have to pedal 500 times to get to the end of your road.

Stocks , Look good , more mounainbiky , the seem less forgiving for new rders and its a long to the ground >_< Post what you think here

I ride mission compo

Is there any riders that would like to do a ride in ilkley one day?(can get there on train via leeds station , nice little town)

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Mod or stock?

what is better stock or mod for a beginner?

Mod Or Stock?

Stock Or A Mod, for my frist trials bike

etc...

Have a look through all of them at the pro's and con's of mod's and stock bikes and see what you like about them and what you don't like about them. (Y) .

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Modified (20" wheels)

Pros:

Superb standover clearance

Easily manueverable in most every circumstance, especially anything rear wheel

Less expensive

Less parts to break

Nearly impossible to bend the rim of a well-built 19" rear mod wheel running enough tire pressure

Learn to sidehop up to both sides without worrying about a rear derailleur

Cons:

Some people may think it's a BMX bike

A pain to ride more than a mile or two on

May be harder to find parts for it

Harder to roll down things

Easier to go over the handlebars (but less scary when you do)

Doing wedge or wheelbase moves is less comfortable

Stock (26" wheels)

Pros:

More stable

Bigger wheels = roll everything easier

Easier to do wedge or wheelbase moves

Easier to pedal-kick on odd surfaces because of the larger diameter wheel

You can ride to your riding spot easily (if you have a seat and working gears)

Looks more like a mountain bike

People won't ask you to "grind" stuff or think you do BMX vert or street

Cons:

Bigger bike = less standover clearance = pain if you fall on the bike

Easy to hit knees on top-tube of most bikes

Less room to work with for bending down before sidehopping, bunnyhopping, etc. or when absorbing landings

More expensive because of greater frequency of breakage and more parts to break

Rear derailleurs - easy to smash into things (though most bikes have replaceable derailleur hangers that will bend before the derailleur is broken)

Wheels - 26" size = easier to get out of true or taco (20" wheels are extremely hard to ruin when built and used properly)

Chain can slip down or up a gear while you ride if your chain is too loose, or you smack your derailleur in section and break it

Heavier

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Modified (20" wheels)

Pros:

Superb standover clearance

Easily manueverable in most every circumstance, especially anything rear wheel

Less expensive

Less parts to break

Nearly impossible to bend the rim of a well-built 19" rear mod wheel running enough tire pressure

Learn to sidehop up to both sides without worrying about a rear derailleur

Cons:

Some people may think it's a BMX bike

A pain to ride more than a mile or two on

May be harder to find parts for it

Harder to roll down things

Easier to go over the handlebars (but less scary when you do)

Doing wedge or wheelbase moves is less comfortable

Stock (26" wheels)

Pros:

More stable

Bigger wheels = roll everything easier

Easier to do wedge or wheelbase moves

Easier to pedal-kick on odd surfaces because of the larger diameter wheel

You can ride to your riding spot easily (if you have a seat and working gears)

Looks more like a mountain bike

People won't ask you to "grind" stuff or think you do BMX vert or street

Cons:

Bigger bike = less standover clearance = pain if you fall on the bike

Easy to hit knees on top-tube of most bikes

Less room to work with for bending down before sidehopping, bunnyhopping, etc. or when absorbing landings

More expensive because of greater frequency of breakage and more parts to break

Rear derailleurs - easy to smash into things (though most bikes have replaceable derailleur hangers that will bend before the derailleur is broken)

Wheels - 26" size = easier to get out of true or taco (20" wheels are extremely hard to ruin when built and used properly)

Chain can slip down or up a gear while you ride if your chain is too loose, or you smack your derailleur in section and break it

Heavier

IMO thats the most accurate highlight of the characteristics of mods and stocks that I have seen, and I totally agree with every point, especially for mod:

"Harder to roll down things

Easier to go over the handlebars (but less scary when you do)

Doing wedge or wheelbase moves is less comfortable"

Which people dont tend to consider.

Id reccomend beginners to start on mod for their first couple of years perhaps, learn the basics ultra-fast, then when they move to stock, moves will require more power, but some moves seem much easier

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Mod Or Stock?, Which is best , and why?

By the way... this was more of question

There is no better frame size. Its personal prefernce, like saying one colour cant be better than another (unless you have a concept suited to a specific colour ["Let's paint grass blue!]).

Jason

PS. Green is the BEST colour (Y)

Mods are my PREFERED frame

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